Aquatics and Swimming

 indoor recreational swimming pool

The Municipality of Port Hope operates a 25-metre pool, a therapy pool and a whirlpool for public use and rentals at the Jack Burger Sports Complex. We provide swimming lessons and leadership programs

Group of children in a swimming lesson
Swimming Lessons

We offer Red Cross and Lifesaving society programs for infant to adults

Group of synchronized swimmers
Specialty Classes

Try out our specialty classes such as synchronized swimming

Women in pool taking aqua fit class
Lifeguard and Instructors

We offer leadership courses to become a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Women in pool taking aqua fit class
Aqua Fitness

Get fit and have a blast with our aqua exercises in the pool. The most fun you'll ever have exercising!

Calendar iconPool Schedule September 6 to December 23, 2022

(Closed for Christmas break December 24, 25, 26, 31, 2022 and January 1, 2023)

 

 Adult Swim

Schedule September 6 to December 23, 2022

For adults 16 and up. Adult swims are in both pools and lanes will be available. There is no guarantee that all 6 lanes will be available.

  • Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., (New!) 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., (New!) 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lane Swim

Schedule September 6 to December 23, 2022

Lane only swims in the 25m pool. 

Available to Adults 16 and up. Lane swimming in the 25m pool. There is no guarantee that all 6 lanes will be available.

  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 Family Swim

Schedule September 6 to December 23, 2022

For our family swim, regardless of age, all children ages 14 and under are to go in the water with an adult 18 years and older. Each person must pay for admission. Availability of the 25m pool is not guaranteed for this swim.    

  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

 Public Swim

Schedule September 6 to December 23, 2022

 Public swim is open to all ages. Our admission standards apply and you pay per person.  Availability of the 25m pool is not guaranteed for all swim times.

  • Sunday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
  • Monday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Therapy Pool Only)
  • Wednesday: 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Therapy Pool Only), 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Therapy Pool Only), 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Swimming Fees

 
Drop In Swim Fees
Age Category2022 Fees
(taxes included and rounded to the nearest quarter)
Senior $4.50
Adult $6.75
Child $4.50
Children under 2 Free
Family $15.50

 

General pool admission info

Learn more about our admission standards and wristband policy.

Admission standards and swim tests


Admission standards

Our admission standards are in place for your safety and enjoyment. We will uphold our supervision and ratio requirements. A caregiver must be at least 14 years of age and is responsible for the children in their care while in the facility.

 

Ages 5 years and under

For children 5 years and under must be with a caregiver in arms reach at all times with a ratio of 1:3.

 

6 to 9 years old and cannot pass swim test = red wristband

For children 6 to 9 years who cannot pass the swim test will be given a red wristband and must always be with a caregiver in arms reach with a ratio of 1:4.

 

6 to 7 years old and can pass swim test = green wristband

For children 6 to 7 years who can pass the swim test will be given a green wristband, a caregiver must remain in the pool and the child must complete the swim test each visit.

 

8 to 9 years old and can pass swim test = green wristband

For children 8 to 9 years of age and can pass the swim test will be given a green wristband and a caregiver must remain in the facility.

 

10 to 13 years old. No supervision required.

For children 10 to 13 years of age there is no supervision required. Exception during Family Swims, all children 14 and under are to be accompanied in the water by an adult 18 and up.

Facility swim test

To successfully pass the swim test, a swimmer must swim one length of the 25-meter pool without stopping. Any aged swimmer may need to do the swim test.

  • If swim test is passed = green wristband. This allows you to swim in both pools.
  • If a swimmer cannot pass the swim test = red wrist band. Must stay in small pool or shallow end of the 25-metre pool.

What to wear

Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper or pool pants. No diapers allowed. Others must wear clean attire used only for swimming.

Terms 

Caregiver

Must be at least 14 years of age and are responsible for the children in their care while in the facility.

 

Always accompanied

Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 14 years old and is responsible for direct supervision. Caregiver must be in bathing attire and within arms reach of the child or children at all times both in and out of the water.